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SingularityU South Africa announces speaker schedule

On Wednesday, 11 September SingularityU South Africa announced the final line up and schedule for the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 which will take place on 16 and 17 October 2019 at the Kyalami International Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event aims to further Singularity’s mission to increase the accessibility of new technologies, and help [&hellip (

Chester Williams: South Africa World Cup winner dies aged 49

Former South Africa international and 1995 World Cup winner Chester Williams has died at the age of 49. (

South Africa legend and 1995 World Cup winner Chester Williams dies at 49

Former South Africa international and 1995 World Cup winner Chester Williams has died at the age of 49. (

US worried China's Dorian relief effort in Bahamas may be bid to gain influence — and foothold, reports say

Hurricane Dorian's devastation of the Bahamas reportedly has U.S. officials worried China may use the tragedy as a back door to get a foothold in the Caribbean nation, with the Communist country using international aid efforts as a Trojan horse to establish a base of influence just 50 miles from the Florida coast. (

INTERVIEW: Safety is a basic human right says South African Safelet distributor

The Safelet is a personal safety bracelet that allows wearers to feel secure in the knowledge that their guardians are one alert away. This light-weight accessory is taking the international safety community by storm thanks to its efficient and safe alert system. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with Simone Da [&hellip (

Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion to support Africa’s private sector development

On 30 August 2019, Japan and the African Development Bank announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4). The announcement was made at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7). Japan and the Bank have set a target of $1.75 billion each from [&hellip (

Etzebeth named in SA World Cup squad after denying assault allegations

South Africa international Eben Etzebeth is named in the Springboks' World Cup squad after denying allegations of assault. (

Africa’s top startups to compete in the AfricArena Summit

Africa’s best startups and innovators will be participating in the AfricArena Summit, taking place on Monday, the 11th and Tuesday, the 12th of November 2019. It is here that they will showcase their products to an audience of international and local investors looking for world-class talent and solutions to some of the most pressing issues [&hellip (

‘Family Feud’ Format to Expand to South Africa and Ghana, Steve Harvey Will Host Both Adaptations (

Thulani Serero: UAE's Al Jazira turn to South African midfielder for success

South Africa international Thulani Serero moves to Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem. (

Puerto Rico's .PR Domain Turns 30! (

Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

The availability of higher computational, storage and networking capabilities, means that the amount of data being transferred are increased proportionately has resulted in the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to derive insights that drive business decision-making. This is according to Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and Consulting Manager at International Data Corporation (IDC) South Africa. [&hellip (

Satisfying the Evidentiary Demands of the UDRP (

Hashim Amla: South Africa batsman retires from international cricket

South Africa batsman and former captain Hashim Amla retires from international cricket at the age of 36. (

Toronto Film Festival Adds Documentaries From Alex Gibney, Barbara Kopple, Bryce Dallas Howard (

Why Netflix’s Mobile-Only Bet in India Matters (

Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

Here in South Africa, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector is considered to be relatively new. There are many differences faced by crypto enthusiasts and traders when utilising crypto exchanges to trade when compared to the international markets. One glaring difference is the price difference when purchasing cryptocurrencies via local exchanges. Another difference is the fees [&hellip (

Send us home to Africa - Group warns of dire consequences for those who stay

Rastafarian group, Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress, from Nine Miles in Bull Bay, is still championing the repatriation cause. Every Emancipation Day for the last 10 years, the group marches from the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston... (

Too many J’cans lack disaster risk insurance, says geoscientist

A United Kingdom-based geoscientist is asserting that too few Jamaicans have insurance coverage for property damage in the event of a natural disaster. Speaking at the second international conference on disaster-risk reduction in the Caribbean at... (

Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—where in addition to car-service—they offer rickshaw taxis. On-demand motorcycle startups are multiplying and piloting EVs with funds from international partners. And many ride-hail companies in Africa […] (

Integrated social payments platform launched in Africa

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a fintech company in Africa, announced on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, the launch of their integrated Social Payments platform.  Sasai will be available to individuals and businesses and offered in partnership with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). It is said to combine instant messaging, social media and mobile payments into one App [&hellip (

New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

WorldRemit users can now make instant, low-cost international mobile money transfers to 15 million accounts in Guinea, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger.  Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, is set to continue its expansion in Africa by launching a new international mobile money service through a partnership with MFS Africa. The service will be available in [&hellip (

ExecuJet adds PC-24 to Africa fleet

ExecuJet is expanding its Super Versatile Jet capabilities across Africa with the addition of a second Pilatus PC-24 to its managed fleet. ExecuJet is the first aviation company to manage and operate the PC-24 in Africa in 2018. The two new additions will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO at Cape Town International Airport in South [&hellip (

Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 2019

The 4th Amazon Web Service Summit took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The free, one-day event saw over 4000 attendees with over 40 presentations and more than 20 sponsoring partners. It provided Amazon Web Services with an opportunity to show off its range of products, while partners [&hellip (

How Podcast Companies Wondery, Gimlet Are Going Global (

South African online retailers to launch new annual event

In line with international trends and following on the success of Black Friday, the Takealot Group has launched the first-of-its-kind shopping event in South Africa. The Ultimate Checkout Sale is the Takealot Group’s beginnings of creating a South African version of an annual shopping event akin to those already established in the USA, China and [&hellip (

Experian’s annual Summit unpacks customer satisfaction in a fast-paced digital world

Experian South Africa hosted its annual Innovation Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday, 18 July 2019 which brought together international experts and senior executives to discuss why investment in technology and analytics is a must if business is going to meet rising customer expectations. “We continue to live through a period of significant economic and political [&hellip (

HONOR 8S launched in South Africa

HONOR, international smartphone company, has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the HONOR 8S. The phone will be available for purchase through Vodacom and retail partners from 19 July 2019 at the price of $144. At the moment the monthly cost for the smartphone will start at $11 per month. As HONOR makes the [&hellip (

Africa Cup of Nations: Mbark Boussoufa retires from internationals after Morocco exit

Morocco midfielder Mbark Boussoufa says the loss on penalties to Benin at the Africa Cup of Nations was his last international match. (

Du Plessis admits 'concern' over South Africa player drain as he considers international future

South Africa captain backs calls for minimum wage as he concedes Kolpak and T20 deals remain "dangling carrots" (

Idris Elba Denies Plagiarism Claims From 2 Former Writers on His Play, ‘Tree’ (